Run to the Rock

Run to the Rock

Melbourne Start Point

Evening before a Catch up dinner at which the AGM will be held. Keep an eye out for further details and official notices.

26th October 2019

The Criterion Hotel Castlemaine. 163 Barker Street Castlemaine

Accommodation at the Castlemaine Central Cabins. 30 Hargreaves St Castlemaine.


Day 1 Castlemaine IGA Carpark Ride Distance (369 km) - 27th October 2019


  • Registrations 08.30 am
  • Safety Briefing
  • Route explained
  • Dimboola Lunch 3 h (248 km)

  • End Day Accommodation Woolshed   101 Woolshed St Bordertown  

Day 2 Bordertown Ride Distance (273 km) - 28th October 2019

  • Woolshed   101 Woolshed St Bordertown
  • Start Time 09.30 am
  • Pinnaroo Lunch 1 h 26 min (134 km)

  • Accommodation Lake Bonney Caravan Park lakeside Drive Barmera

Day 3 Barmera Ride Distance (373 km) - 29th October 2019

Lake Bonney Caravan Park lakeside Drive Barmera

  • Start Time 08.30 am
  • Lunch Peterborough 2 h 44 min (259 km)

Day 4 Port Augusta Ride Distance (535 km) - 30th October 2019

  • Accommodation Radeka Down under Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

Day 5 Cobber Pedy Distance (488 km) - 31st October 2019

  • Radeka Down under Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
  • Start Time 08.30 am
  • Marla Lunch 2 h 25 min (234 km)
  • Accommodation Erldunda Roadhouse Stuart Hwy & Lasseter Hwy, Erldunda NT

Day 6 Erldunda Distance (268 km) - 1st November 2019

  • Erldunda Roadhouse Stuart Hwy & Lasseter Hwy, Erldunda NT
  • Start Time 09.30 am
  • Curtin Springs Lunch 2 h 4 min (161 km)
  • Arrive Uluru End Ride

           Accommodation Ayers rock resort campground

In addtion to the ride, your ticket also includes a dinner to the value of $25 at the Outback Hotel on the evening of arrival.

Also, we have managed to secure tickets for the amazing Field of Light tour:-

"As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert.

The critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro is on display and can be visited until 31 December 2020.

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

Download: Field of Light brochure."


Rider - $160 (10% discount for members)
Pillion - $100 (10% discount for members)
Overnight Rider - $95 (10% discount for members)
Overnight Pillion - $65 (10% discount for members)
Outback Hotel Meal - $25
Field of Lights Tour - $95

Ride fees include rider pack with patch, wristband, stickers and support vehicle contribution.

Balance goes to support Ride4Life admin expenses. The annual long ride is the only event where Ride4Life takes money for administration expenses.

ACNC Registered Charity                                                                                stopStigma300x300

Event Properties

Event Date 26-10-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 02-11-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price TBA
Location Run To The Rock 2019 Ride Start

We are no longer accepting ONLINE registration for this event. You can still register on the day at the start location.

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